Duplin County, NC

Surname Registry, Queries and Index, in 2007






Can anyone help with these queries?


January 2007

My name is Floyd Mattoon doing research on surnames GRIMES, EVANS and BLOODWORTH. I am looking for the physical address of a Patent of David Evans made in 1736 of 640 acres in present Pender County, probably on rt 117 headed toward Duplin county line. Below are listed the names of persons who occupied lots in what was South Washington. This was a village of 62 lots where residences were built and about 7 stores were located. It was located off rt 117 where the present Riverview cemetery is located, a mile before Rockfish creek. The names are located below to the best of my ability.

Bloodworth,Morgan Swiney, Mathew Johnston, Nehemiah Williams, Blyth, Edward Pearsall [1793] , John James, Thomas James, Owen Keenan [1791], James Phoebus, William Jones, James Wright, James K, Thomas Bloodworth, John Allen [1793], James Bloodworth [1784], Wimbark Boney [1784], Elanor Kinnes?

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Floyd Mattoon


I would like to find out more about the Universalist church building which was in Magnolia. It was once located beside the railroad tracks to the North side of town. The building is no longer there. If anyone can tell me whether the building was moved to another location I would appreciate it so much. It was sold to a fraternal organization after it was no longer used as a church. It had two front doors and was a plain wooden building. I am re-writing, expanding and updating the History of Universalism in North Carolina and I have not found much information about that church.

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Peggy Ward Rawheiser


I wondered if you had any information on any Wilkins' from there. I know of a John Wilkins, who did fight with the Duplin Co. militia, in the Revolution, but don't know how he got there. Also, I think it was his sons, or grandsons, who migrated up to Western Kentucky (Muhlenberg Co.) sometime during the middle to latter 1790's. These would have been William, and/or William, Jr. and James.

Basically, I'm trying to find out where the Wilkins' came from before they settled there. I've heard that North Carolina was one of the first places that they settled, and certainly where my ancestors were, but I've no idea where they came from in Europe. I would appreciate any help in finding this information, or, at least, a starting point. Thank you so much...

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Steven E. Wilkins
Posted January 21, 2007


Needs PAID researcher!!!

I am trying to research Peleg Rogers who married Isabell Brand. He was born RI and probably died Duplin or Sampson Co. Peleg and his sons signed the 1779 petition for dividing Duplin, New Hanover and Bladen Counties to form Sampson County in 1784. I would love to find an estate record, Bible record or will for this man. I have a list of hischildren, but I need some kind of "concrete" document to back up my list.
Where would you suggest I look?
I will pay for copies and postage and will share my Rogers information with anyone needing it.

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Jeane M. Parker
Posted January 29, 2007


Researching surname OUTLAW
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Bill Carr
Posted January 29, 2007



February 2007

Researching the following surnames:
Chadwick
Hodgens
Hodgins
Vaughn
Langford
Lankford
Seitz
Sitz
Sides


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Roy Chadwick
Posted February 3, 2007



Does anyone know where John Sandlin and his wives Georgiana Dunn Sandlin and Susan Dunn Sandlin are buried?

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David Dunn
Posted February 3, 2007



Researching the following:

BRUNER, BUTLER, BYRD, DILLARD, DUKE, FILMER, FOLLIOTT, GREEN, HACKWORTH, HANSFORD, HODGES, HOWELL, HOWZE/HOUSE, ISBELL, JAMES, JONES, KING, LOCKE, MARVEL, MARSTON, MILLER, MURFIELD, PARKER, PARTIN, PLUMMER, RADFORD, RAINEY, RANSOM, RAWLINGS, RIVERS, ROBERTS, ROSS, SISSON, SLAYDEN/SLATON, TILL, VAUGHAN, WHEATLEY, WHITLEY, WOOD/S, YARRELL, YARBROUGH

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Jeanette Howell
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JEANETTE'S GENEALOGY
Posted February 25, 2007







March 2007



While transcribing a very terribly written deed, I found that Caleb and Robert Sullivan sold land 
to their brother Michael Sullivan, all sons of John Sullivan Sr. I noticed in the transaction, 
there was a mention of Michal Sullivan's land willed to him by John Sullivan.  By this 
transaction I noticed there is a will.  Does any one have a copy of said will?

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David B Dunn
Posted March 10, 2007
Would like for some kind soul to do a marriage look-up for me. I am trying to determine the marriage date/place for Mary Amanda BUTLER and Jesse R HENDERSON. The BUTLERs live in the Cypress Creek area of Duplin Co next to the New Hanover (then) line. Mary Amanda's family was listed in the 1840 Duplin census, New Hanover in 1850, and Duplin in 1860. Mary Amanda's father, Elijah BUTLER, had a blacksmith shop, probably just in New Hanover Co. The marriage was supposedly in 1852, but I have concrete evidence of that. Maybe some info has surfaced since I tried several years ago. Any help appreciated. Email direct at:
Charlie Weaver
Posted March 10, 2007
May 2007 I have finally found proof that my James M Wilson b. 11 April 1803 was born in Duplin County but I have no idea who his parents may have been. I do know he had brothers Francis and Reuben and sisters Margaret Ann and Tomsey. Email direct at: Sharon Davis
Posted May 10, 2007
August 2007 I have been in a battle with folks aroung the country about Michael Campbell Sullivan. My family says that Michael Campbell Sullivan was Named after his mothers Campbell side of the family. The folks who does research on the Sullivans know that the father of Michael is John Sullivan Sr. Most of those researchers claim Agga Ford is the mother of Michael Sullivan. I know of a fact that Agga was the wife of John Sullivan Sr. and I will not dispute that fact as Agga is named in John's will. Here is my delima. You have on record from the Duplin County Court of Pleas Minutes ~William Campbell Death Proved~April 15, 1793. Michael Sullivan was the administrator of William Campbell. The names on the Duplin county Plea was brothers Eleazor Campbell, William Campbell and Michael Campbell. The name of their mother's brother John Rogers Sr. The Sullivans mentioned were Michael Sullivan as Executor and William Sullivan, Michaels brother, and William Sullivan Sr. Michael's Uncle as Witness. Here are my deductions. 1. John Sullivan Sr. had a first wife with the last name Campbell. 2. Agga Sullivan's Maternal Grandparents were Cambells. 3. The Campbells married into the Outlaws which were Michaels Maternal Grandparents. As in most geneology cases there is a lot of verables. What is the Campbell connection? Since I have your attention here is a couple of generations of Sullivans Daniel Sullivan (1711-May 25, 1778) and Mary Outlaw (1713-1793) Children: John Sullivan Annie Sullivan Elizabeth Sullivan Mary Sullivan Edward Sullivan William Sullivan John Sullivan Sr. (1732-April 17, 1789) and Agga Ford ( 1735-1790) Children: Michael Campbell Sullivan Hampton Sullivan John Sullivan Jr. William Sullivan Elizabeth Sullivan Nancy Sullivan Robert Sullivan Calab Sullivan Elkanah Sullivan Archibald Sullivan Thoman Sullivan Michael Campbell Sullivan (1760-1802) and Mildred (1764-1810) Children: James Sullivan Penelope Sullivan Burrel Sullivam Dickson Sullivan Sarah Sullivan Catherine Sullivan Elizabeth Sullivan William Sullivan Samuel Sullivan Sally Sullivan Who was Michael Sullivan's wife's maden name? Email direct at: David Dunn
Posted August 24, 2007
1798 Sheriff THOMAS WRIGHT to Geo Smith both of Duplin 2pounds 3 shillings -80 acres on the East side of N E RIver on the head of Tandam and Cabin Branches, being the prop of Anthony Miller dec'd-beg on Daniel Greer's lin by sd branch & adj to Frederick Smith... I am searching if a Tabitha __________who married George Williams s/o of Robert WILLIAMS SR. and Sarah or Ann "Scott" Lee Williams was a WRIGHT....They named a son, Wright WILLIAMS... Appreciate any help. Email direct at: Gayle
Posted August 24, 2007
Specifically looking for James Guy, son of Samuel/Lemuel Guy, want to know if James had a son named Hinton James, my ancestor. Both men are from Duplin County, North Carolina, believe James moved to Cumberland County, North Carolina. Hinton moved to Georgia. Email direct at: Eleanor Dungan
Posted August 28, 2007
Hines, Goodson, Price, Kornegay, Outlaw, Whitfield In addition to my Eastern NC relatives listed above, I'm also looking for info on a hospital in Magnolia, NC where my gg grandfather, James Monroe Woods, died in 1864 when serving in the Confederate Army, and possible burial sites where he might be buried. Email direct at: JoLyn Branch
Posted August 28, 2007
looking for the descandants of Linton Carlton and Kitty Sloan Email direct at: Doris Vickers
Posted August 28, 2007
I know that my Great Great Grandmother Whitledge (spelled on the 1850 census as Whittleage) was living in Duplin Co. in 1850 with her three daughters: Rachel (Rainer--married Marshall Rainer), Sarah and Zilpha. My Great Grandfather Solomon N. (Nixon) Cole was living there in 1850 with his 1/2 year old son Amos Cole. I believe that Solomon's first wife, Molsey Brock Cole, died maybe even at childbirth, as they were married in 1849 and she was not listed on the 1850 census with them in Duplin Co. Solomon Cole and Sarah Whitledge were married in 1852 there in Duplin Co., but are recorded in the 1860 census as living in Moore Co. Solomon was mustered into the Civil War at Carthage, Moore Co. in 1861 and died August 13, 1864 at Petersburg General Hospital, Petersburg, Va. I would love to find the graves of Molsey Brock Cole and my Great Great Grandfather William Whitledge (not sure of how it was spelled then, as it is misspelled on the 1850 census). Both must have died in Duplin Co. After Solomon died the families of Whitledge/Cole moved to Orange Co., NC and all show up there in the 1880 Census. Today I live in the house that Sarah Whitlege Cole bought as a CW widow with six children in 1878. My 87 year old Mother, Mildred Cole Cooke, lives here too. Email direct at: Edward E. Cooke
Posted August 28, 2007
We own a "Very" old house(approx. 230 year's old), we are the first to buy the house from the family of many generation's. I am researching the family history-Nicholas Armstrong, son of John Armstrong, and brother of Thomas James Armstrong( found record's for Duplin, Onslow, New Hanover and more)-also John Ashford Armstrong, and the list goes on! If anyone could help or know the family's history that would be Great! Email direct at: Marlene Millar
Posted August 28, 2007
I found on Ancestry.com a reference to a marriage record for a David W. Murray on "Grooms" list. The Source Citation is Data Source: North Carolina State Archives. The record is a scanned page from an index. The details for the record I would like to examine are: Name Page Murray, David W. 19 Do you have any suggestions on how I might be able to see this page to determine if this is my relative? I live in California. Email direct at: Ginger Murray Adams
Posted August 28, 2007
I am looking for the father of Guilford Wright Powell who is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetary. I know his decendents, but have been unable to determine his ancestors. Any suggestions would be appeciated. Email direct at: Alton Douglas Powell
Posted August 28, 2007
Would love to find the father & Mother of "Gregory Hall" born abt 1802 died 1849 in Duplin County . I have info on Gregory almost to present. I think his father may have been Lewis Hall son of( William Hall b abt 1741 and died 12/26/1825 Duplin County) but no solid proof. Email direct at: Mary Hulsey
Posted August 28, 2007
I'm searching for information on James Whaley who left orphan children in Onslow county in 1794. He is my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr grandfather. I saw a post on the surname site that said a James Whaley had and estate in Onslow and Duplin counties, so I wonder if this my be my gr-gr-gr-gr grandmother Mahala's father. Email direct at: Pat Welsch
Posted August 28, 2007
Seeking ancestors of Joseph HURST who came from Duplin Co. Email direct at: Tom Wilbeck
Posted August 28, 2007
Researching descendants and antecedents of Nathaniel Waller 1764. Email direct at: Floyd R. Waller
Posted August 28, 2007
Looking for Rouse that went to Barbour Co,ALA. Email direct at: Debra Wilson
Posted August 28, 2007
I'm looking for information on Rober Henry Bonham b. 1850 NC and died in 1926 in Glynn County GA. I found info and him and it said his parent were born in NC. He had a son named Riley Bonham born 1874-1964. I'm looking for information on his wife, other children, parents or syblings. Email direct at: Tracy Trichell
Posted August 28, 2007
I am searching for information on Hector McNeill m. Zillah Houseman. Email direct at: James W Martin
Posted August 28, 2007
If someone has info on the Smith,Grady families from the early 1700's and what families came to Duplin county with Henry McCullough in the 1700's e-mail me. Email direct at: Elmer Smith
Posted August 28, 2007
I am researching Enoch Simpson from Duplin County. He appears in the census of 1790, 1800 and 1810 before moving to Georgia. Any assistance will be greatly appreaciated. Email direct at: Aubrey Simpson
Posted August 28, 2007
Looking for information on: William Hunter had son Nicholas,Carteret Co Nicholas had son Joab / Job- Onslow Co Job had sons William , Nicholas and Isaac. Duplin Co William had son Job b 1780 Duplin Co. Email direct at: Roy Hunter
Posted August 28, 2007
September 2007 Wilkins Hannah Westbrook Email direct at: Fran Salyers
Posted September 17, 2007
October 2007 I am trying to determine the parents of my great great great grandfather, Guilford Wright Powell. I have the names of Guilford Wright Powell's seven children, but have been unable to determine who were his parents. Guilford (1825-1902) and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Parker (1823-1900) are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery. I have pictures of the grave markers for Guilford and each of the five generations below him down through my father, Alton Powell. I have heard that Guilford's father was a Wiley Powell, but have been unable to prove or dis-prove that information. I have old deeds where Guilford bought and sold land near Island Creek and Maxwell Swamp near Rose Hill. I found that Elijah Powell, born prior to 1860, received a Land Grant on Doctor's Creek and Powell Branch in 1894. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier and we have quite a bit of information from State Archives (pension records, etc.). He died in 1835. I believe he had seven children and one of them was Wiley Powell. I am trying to determine whether Elijah's son, Wiley, was the father of Guilford Wright Powell. Any leads you can provide would be greatly appreciated as my son in Tennessee and I continue to work on this project. He became interested after his three children were born. Last week, I went down to the Rose Hill area and talked with some folks on Page-Powell Road near Doctor's Creek and Powell Branch, but still cannot put it all together. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Email direct at: Doug Powell
Posted October 3, 2007




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